Sunday, February 11, 2007

Simple Abundance Sunday #4

This week was all about being an artist. Hhmmm....right up my alley. Quick.... tell me. How do you do that.

Well, it seems we are all, each and everyone one of us....yes, you too....an artist. Each day we have a new canvas to work on and each day we create our lives. We can paint with bold strokes or tiny, timid ones but we will create that life or we won't exist anymore! It's interesting how many things I read just seem to mesh with "The Secret"....and deep down don't we all know that we really do create the lives we live?



One of the things I most loved about the messages for this past week was to turn away from the world! Whoa! That sounds weird. But it isn't. What Sarah means is to stop reading newspapers and magazines and to stop watching the news on tv. Heck, I don't really think of it as "news" anyway. It's more like a few sensationalized, slanted, biased things they want us to believe, a bunch of juicy tidbits about some celebrity and what they have been arrested for, and some obligatory sob story to tug at your heart-strings. That, to me, isn't news. So doing that is already part of my day....no news for me. And I still know what's going on in the world!

I liked Sarah's thinking on this...."Only when the clamor of the outside world is silenced will you be able to hear the Deeper Vibration." That makes sense to me. How can we hear something when there's too much noise all around us?!

She also talked about having schedules....which I never really thought about. I'm just a routine person. I usually get up somewhere around the same time each day and end my day at about the same time....schedule! My meals are not scheduled though. I eat when I'm hungry! I don't mean when I "think" I'm hungry but when I am actually hungry. But my day is pretty routine most of the time so....Whew! I've got that one down pat! Easy peasy.

When she talked about being an artist Sarah said, "With every choice, every day, you are creating a unique work of art." More common threads with "the Secret"....the choices we make....every single one of them!....create the live we live. If we smile and act happy, then we will be. If we frown and act unhappy, sad, or angry then we will be. It's so simple and yet sometimes it's so difficult. I also liked when she said to take a risk every day. To do something that makes you feel great after you've done it. Wear that wild, crazy skirt that's tucked in the back of your closet....or that string of handcrafted beads that you never wear. Try some bright colored socks instead of the plain black or white you always wear. Shake things up a bit! Art is never stagnant and so life should not be either. Well, there goes my routine!

When we start doing all these things and realizing what it is we really like and want in our lives, it's amazing how many of the things already there are not what we want!! But that's good to know. It's good to find out what is really and truly important to us....to learn what we want to keep and what we want to get rid of....it's time to sort through all that "stuff" and pick out the gems and toss away the junk. Boy, do I have my work cut out for me on this one!!

I guess for this week the big thing is to really think about the choices we all make and to realize that with each one we are adding another brushstroke to that canvas. Is it the right one? Will the colors blend or will it get muddy? Will the end result be pleasing or completely off? Think about the choices and how they will fit into your canvas of life. Now I'm off to find some big, bold brushes!!